Headline Archives October 2015

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    October 2015
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    Crazy Sock Day  
     They are CRAZY about good behavior at Roseland Elementary Montessori School!  Students with good behavior for the last few weeks were able to wear jeans and CRAZY socks to school.  Pictured is Emilia Lombardo with the CRAZIEST sock outfit!!!
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     Talk Like a Pirate Week at Tucker  

    Wendy Savarino and Kristy Sherman at Tucker Elementary are "Talking Like Pirates" this week in Music class and Library.  The students will learn about pirate legends and folklore.


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     PBS Spirit Week
     Students at O.W. Dillon are enjoying participating in Spirit Week.  Tuesday's theme was Career Day.  Pictured is Principal Hugh V. Wallace, III with Kendell Zanders, a first grader in Mrs. Lagasse's class, who came dressed as a principal.
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     Lion Up
    Congratulations Treven Roppolo at Woodland Park Elementary Magnet School on winning First place in the coloring contest at the Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce Health & Fitness Expo. He won a signed SLU football jersey. Lion Up! 
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    PHS students visit with author

    Ponchatoula High School students, along with Mrs. Carolyn Waller and Ms. Tommie Robertson, attended the Rick Bragg lecture that was sponsored by the Amite Arts Council at Amite High School on Oct. 20, 2015.  Mr. Bragg, a Pulitzer Prize winner and author of several books, discussed his life as a writer and answered questions from visiting high school students about his life as a writer. Students enjoyed meeting and visiting with Mr. Bragg. 

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    AEMS Music Video October

    October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month so Amite Elementary Magnet School Fourth grade students performed and filmed a music video to bring awareness to bullying prevention.  It is an original song written to the pop song "I Can't Feel My Face" by the Weeknd.  Lisa Gros put it on the school's television broadcast for October 1st and teachers followed up with discussions about how important it was to stand together against bullying

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    On Wednesday October 7, 2015 Kentwood High Senior Class Participated in Louisiana College Application Day!!
    Counselor Barbara English along with the help of KHMS teachers Carmen Kinzy, Kenneth Butler, Rhonda Travis,  Natalie Walker KHMS Secretary,  Ms. Amber Hammons Southeastern Louisiana University Admissions Department and Nikki Lombardo the Career Coach at Northshore Technical College, all guided the seniors through the application process.  It was an exciting day for these students. 
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    IMMS Walk to School Day  
    Each year Independence Middle Magnet School celebrates International Walk to School Day.  Students are encouraged to walk to school for exercise, to fight childhood obesity, and celebrate Safe Routes to Schools.  Parents, faculty, staff, community members, and over 50 students walked to school!  Independence Middle Magnet School would like to thank everyone who participated in the annual Walk to School event! 
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    Thomas Bellavia honored

    During SLU's Homecoming this weekend, TPSS Assistant Superintendent Thomas Bellavia was recognized for his 50 years in Education and placed on the SLU Educator Honor Roll Wall in the Education Department!! Superintendent Mark Kolwe, Board Member Rose Dominguez, and several TPSS Principals were in attendance to honor Mr. Bellavia.

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    Talented Theater Grant

    Eunice Harris of Entergy presents $1,000 grant check to Amite High Talented Theatre students. The funds will be used to help finance the Talented Theatre movies created by the Amite and Sumner High school Talented Theatre students. Left to right, Charley Vance, Talented Theatre teacher, Mashayla Dyson, Eunice Harris, Jonasyia Parker and Kasey Evans. This year marks the 17th year the Talented Theatre students have created movies.

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    Hammond Eastside Elementary Book Fair

    Hammond Eastside Magnet hosted their annual Book Fair with this year’s theme – Monsters Under the Bed. PTO and the library hosted Grand Days for all the grade levels. Grandparents picked up their children from class, bringing them “under the bed” and into the library to shop for books to keep those monsters away. PTO hosted a free Grand Monster picture and provided cookies and drinks to celebrate reading, families, and schools working together. Pictured above is Lataja Jackson with a monster, otherwise known as Media Specialist Monica Sullivan, posing under the “bed”.

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    Hammond Westside Montessori

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    It's that time of year again for Roseland Montessori as students apply, interview, and train for their school jobs. Over the last two weeks students in grades 1st-6th have decided if they would like to have a leadership role in the school by selecting from one of the advertised job positions. Mrs. Rhonda Vaccaro, principal, spent time interviewing each student for his/her role and then she and Mrs. Kay Saragusa, Montessori Specialist, trained them for the position. Now all the jobs are in full swing and students are proudly "working" each day. With the help of Dawson Primes, the flag crew learned respect for the American Flag, as well as how to put it up, take it down, and fold it properly. Next time you are around the school and see students busily helping with school duties, you will know that these students are some of the ones that are learning great work ethic at such a young age in the Montessori program. Pictured is Dawson Primes and students, Landon Dufrene and Roszania Banks.

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    Ronald Davis

    Mrs. Sandra Bailey-Simmons, a Tangipahoa Parish School Board Member, recognizes school board employees each year for going above and beyond in their line of work.  Hammond Westside Montessori voted Mr. Ronald Davis as the recipient for the Above and Beyond Award for 2015-16.  Mr. Davis is a custodian at HWMS.  He takes pride in his work.  Mr. Davis strives for excellence as he fulfills his responsibilities.  He also goes out of his way to help others in need.  He is a team player and good role model.  Mr. Davis always has a smile on his face and greets everyone with words of kindness.  HWMS is fortunate to have Mr. Davis on their team! He is pictured here on Oct. 30, 2015 after receiving recognition from the school.

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    Pumpkin, Pumpkin - Ag in the Classroom lesson

    Colette Taillon's students at Hammond Westside Montessori learned the life cycle of a Pumpkin in a lesson from Ag in the Classroom. When assembled, the students stacked the shapes neatly and placed them inside of their jack-o-lantern. Starting with the seed shape, the students pulled the shapes out of the jack-o-lantern to tell the story of how the pumpkin grows. Next they are using it as inspiration for composition writing. The students will incorporate transition words as well as all the traits of the 6+1 writing process. A parent is also coming to HWMS to carve a pumpkin with the class. The kids will be saving the seeds to plant in their class garden.